Thanks to $250 million mega-deal, venture capital activity in Austin soared in 1st quarter – 512tech.com

Thanks to a $250 million mega-investment in Austin-based WP Engine, venture capital activity in Austin soared in the first quarter. A total of $510 million was raised by 27 companies during the quarter, according to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers and CB Insights. That’s a 226 percent increase from the first quarter of 2017, when 25 Central […]

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Venture capitalists still high on Colorado — state ranks 8th in the US in funding – The Denver Post

Investors sunk $336.9 million into Colorado companies during the first quarter of 2018, ranking it as the 8th most funded state nationwide during the quarter, according to the MoneyTree venture capital report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and CB Insights. “Colorado companies continue to see strong investing,” said Rob Ward, a PwC analyst based in Denver. “Colorado digital health […]

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5 most active venture capital firms in healthcare in Q4 2017 – Becker's Orthopedic & Spine

Venture capital firms are investing in healthcare organizations across the country. Here were the five most active venture capital firms in healthcare for the fourth quarter of 2017, according to PwC and CB Insights’ Healthcare MoneyTree Report Q4 2017. 1. New Enterprise Associates in Menlo Park, Calif., invested in 13 healthcare companies, including Personal Genome […]

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The 'Wild West' of financing: are ICOs the end of venture capital fundraising? – Financier Worldwide

Start-ups today have many options to raise capital, with many needing an infusion of funds to get off the ground. Traditionally, new companies would have looked to venture capital (VC) to raise capital and to help their growth plans. Now, however, companies have a new option: Initial Coin Offering (ICO). This nascent fundraising model presents […]

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The 'Wild West' of financing: are ICOs the end of venture capital fundraising? – Financier Worldwide

Start-ups today have many options to raise capital, with many needing an infusion of funds to get off the ground. Traditionally, new companies would have looked to venture capital (VC) to raise capital and to help their growth plans. Now, however, companies have a new option: Initial Coin Offering (ICO). This nascent fundraising model presents […]

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Seattle's PSL Ventures will invest $80 million in early-stage tech startups – VentureBeat

Pioneer Square Labs has announced the launch of PSL Ventures, a Seattle-based venture capital fund that invests in early-stage technology companies. The $80 million venture fund will invest in companies across the Pacific Northwest and also will participate in financing spinouts of PSL’s affiliated startup studio. The fund’s limited partners include a variety of charitable foundations, institutional investment firms, funds of funds, […]

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Three venture capital disruptors will keynote #PTW18 Introduced – Technical.ly

Three years ago, a queer, Black, homeless woman was not supposed to be able to launch her own venture capital fund. Yet here is Arlan Hamilton, who is shaking the well-ordered trees of private equity with her Backstage Capital. First capitalized by an early female Silicon Valley angel investor in fall 2015, Hamilton is adding […]

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